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commanded our respect in a remarkable way. part of it was because of his service in the war. he and bob dole, our former colleague, literally were wounded at about the same time in europe and were in the same hospital recovering from tremendously serious wounds. senator inouye, of course, later was awarded the congressional medal of honor for that. senator pryor was telling the story that when senator inouye was finally elected to congress he wrote senator dole a note and said, "i'm here. where are you?" because both of them, when they were recovering from their war wounds, had determined that one day they wanted to serve in the united states congress. inouye got here first. a few years ago senator inouye and senator ted stevens invited a number of us to go with them to china. it was quite an experience. senator stevens -- of course, another world war ii veteran -- had flown the first cargo play plane into what was then peking in 1974. and senator inouye was well-regarded in china for that service. and so the group of norse -- there must have been -- and so the group of norse -- ther of se m
's nothing. >> can you imagine a bob dole or george mitchell not getting that done? >> no. >> and the president did go to $400,000 on the tax level. i think it's clear he probably would go to $500,000, too. >> sure. >> the really important thing he did, he went along with the republican demands of entitlements on acola. that's a big deal. and means testing, affluent seniors for medicare. that's not as far as some are willing to go. >> it is, though. there is no doubt the president doing that, the white house is getting killed. >> by the left wing. >> by the left on -- and i think that really is the measure. they're getting killed. >> on acola. >> andrea, i creditized the white house a month or two ago about the president always talking about being courageous, but he was always courageous on the health care bill, on the stimulus, all these things that republicans weren't going to support anyway. but here it's significant. here talking about the cost of living adjustments. that's a lot of money over time. i thought boehner going to $1 million was significant as well. they've
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will never lift a finger for you again." >> those are tough words! >> you know the old bob novak, he used to say that republicans were put on earth to cut taxes. and if they don't, they have no purpose. >> no purpose, yeah. >> that was bob novak. you know, all of a sudden we're faced with a set of circumstances where we're talking about cutting taxes on spending, and now we've got stuff on the table to react to, and conservatives don't feel comfortable with what's on the table. >> so what is it that conservatives would like to have happen? in other words, compromise. you need compromise to get a deal done, but you're sort of saying don't compromise. >> no, we're saying have a serious conversation. the president is proposing taking an aspirin when we've got a bad case of pneumonia. you've got a trillion-dollar deficit this year, $172 billion just in november. 60% of our budget more or less is on entitlements. and he's proposing not to touch entitlements? that's a nonstarter. i mean, that is an irresponsible position to take. you've got cost of living -- >> that's not his position. it's not
? ruby's? i have to go -- i have to go recruiting. i'll give the phone to bob and you can ask him,k? thank you. hold on one second. [ laughter ] >> some people wants to have a drink with you, bob. >> turns out bob is married. >>> so is tom brady. much to the display of women everywhere. the 49ers beat the patriots in a huge showdown and brady is the hottest quarterback in football in more ways than one. brady has 29 touchdowns and a league low four interceptions this season. elizabeth, this is for you, by the way. he won his record-breaking 23rd play of the week award today and we don't have your attention by now, new england's 21-1 in december since 2007. add it up? he's an mvp contender again. >> if you had an mvp vote, who would you give it to? >> i don't have that vote. if i did that's a hypothetical. we don't answer hypotheticals at the patriots. belichick was stand up here and say you moron, why would you answer a hypothetical question like that? i sit there. he doesn't have to look so far. >> the only difference he can see when he played with you last five years ago is mor
] let me ask you, would we have a holocaust with the fault -- really? i wonder. the aforementioned bob said this was in an interview with me a few years ago that in the academy there's a feeling of don't let's be too rude to stalin. he was a bad guy, yes, but the americans were bad guys too and so was the british empire. eric die the, and apologist for communism and stalin. bob, who told the truth about the soviet union won a degree from a university run by, a sadly corrupt president, i believe, who admired bob. that says something about academia and the world. did you see the poster the e.u.? showing all the symbols of europe? it showed a cross, star of david, crescent and so on, and a hammer and cycle. there was a bit -- there's an outcry from the lit wanians, and why aren't we in the west sympathetic enough to the sufferers, the persecutors under communism to subject ourselves? why leave it to these? but there it was. i'm fairly relaxed about the communism symbols. you see a guy with a cccp sweatshirt and his trinkets. i did a study of this, a simple magazine piece, and, you know, t
. it's a large mass of garbage created by revelers which usually end up bobbing in the water throughout this long night. officials say almost a million krathongs are left behind after the festival each year in bangkok alone. >> translator: thais use the rivers to carry away all the bad things. as a result, there's always a large amount of garbage left over. >> reporter: to help to solve problem, state agencies are asking people to share a krathong with family or friends or make them out of natural materials. another increasingly popular option is the use of biodegradable materials such as bread. >> translator: many people are choosing bread krathongs nowadays. they are environmentally friendly, and the fish love them. >> reporter: the more technologically sophisticated can celebrate the festival online. visitors to this website can choose their favorite krathong, then add their name and wish. they can launch their krathong on this virtual river. >> any kind of real krathong will always affect the environment. the online version is cleaner and leaves nothing behind. >> reporter: but thes
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and bob dole, our former colleague, literally were wounded at about the same time in europe and were in the same hospital recovering from tremendously serious wounds. senator inouye of course was awarded the congressional medal of honor for that. senator pryor was telling a story that's when senator inouye was finally elected to congress he rode senator dole aide notes that said, i am here. where are you? because both of them when they were recovering from their war wounds had determined that one day they wanted to serve in the united states congress and inouye got here first. a few years ago, senator inouye and senator ted stevens invited a number of us to go with them to china. it was quite an experience. senator stevens, of course another world war ii veteran, had flown the first cargo plane into what was then the king in 1944 and of course senator inouye was well regarded in china for that service. so the group of senators, there must have been a dozen of us from both parties, got more time with mr. hu and mr. wu the one and two leaders of china than almost the present of the uni
, whitney houston. beat out hurricane sandy. election 2012. bob's favorite thing to commiserate about. hunger games. and to lin jeremy lin. i still have my jersey. >> bob: who is that? >> eric: basketball player. that's it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. check us out tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> chris: the world has become even more dangerous place in the last 24 hours. the obama administration fails to keep north korea from developing and testing a long range missile. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> chris: good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. north korea today joined the club of nations that have put a satellite in to space. the part that worries people here in washington is the same technology can be aflied to delivering nuclear warheads to the american west coast. north korea is now part of a modern day axis of evil for the u.s. iran is thought to be working on a nuclear bomb. the explosive situation in syria passed another landmark today. we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen at the state department. on the failure to keep the north kore
in all of this and that is from bob costas, veteran sportscaster who made some personal comments in quoting someone else. he talked about his own feelings on gun control. i want to play that for you and get your thoughts because we got a lot of feedback on this morning. >> you want some actual perspective on this? a bit of it comes from the kansas city based writer jason whitlock who i always do not agree but today said it so well we may quote and paraphrase from the end of the his article. our current gun culture whitlock wrote insures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. more convenience stores and con fromtation will leave teenage boys bloody and dead. they bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding. in the coming days javon belcher's actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed who knows but here, wrote jason whitlock, is what i believe if javon belcher didn't possess a gun he and casandra perkins would both be alive. martha: what do you think about that? should he have gone there? >> well, he is allowed to hav
we're willing to go book to 39.6%, as bob corker said over the weekend? is it helpful? >> i think it is hopeful for the republicans on the revenue side we're willing to move. i believe in capping deductions. bowles-simpson is bipartisan proposal. "gang of six" senators, three democrats, three republicans. they didn't raise rates. they capped deductions to. raising rates is partisan political trophy for obama. i don't want to go down that road only if they do entitlement reform. i don't hear any democrat of note hering what i would do on the entitlement side. if i were republicans i would be quiet for a while and see what the democrats put on the table for entitlement reform. >> big debate last week republicans saying we will do exactly with you said. we're only going to do cuts in deductions. we'll eliminate loop hoses. -- loopholes. that is what happened over the weekend. seems like over the weekend it dissolved into accepting of raising tax rates. the president said there is no deal unless i get that. that is what i ran on. american people are expecting that. >> here is where th
member the president said in a debate, the debate, he said that i didn't come up with this. then bob woodward came out and said, yes, you did. you know, both a top aide said that you guys came up with this idea of the white house. look in the mirror, right. >> that's exactly right. a lot of people on wall street and in the media are saying just don't do it, don't go over the cliff. you know, and then that shows a we that we still have a 16 trillion-dollar national debt. so when the world are we going to get serious about what the american people say they want, which is reduction in the debt so that we don't become a country that looks like greece. [talking over each other] gregg: capitol hill and pennsylvania avenue, maybe they just think 16 trillion, 25 trillion, who cares. maybe they don't think it has a depressive effect on economic growth, and soaking up the credit markets, which women's businesses. >> that's exactly right. we don't have to wonder what this will go by. all we have to do is look over the pond and see what's happening in countries like greece and italy and spain an
though some republicans seem to be budging. that is 5:00 p.m. eastern here on fox business. lori: bob corker. i can see in the fluffy slippers. melissa: what did bob corker have to do that? lori: he is the one that suggested that the republicans should accept wealthy tax increases and move on to entitlements. one big money strategist says don't give up on different den stocks quite yet. halfer ford chief investment officer hank smith joins tracy and ashley next on. don't miss it >> we have three weeks of gains and kicking off this week with up arrows. not too far the unchanged line. that seems to be the trend. we're moving higher, slowly but surely. let's take a look at names very key here. watch, first go across the board. the best of the bunch. tech is beaten down lately. now it is coming back. up one quarter of 1%. look at mcdonald's. out with same-store sales for the month of november. much better than, they beat the street for november. october was a terrible month for mcdonald's globally. it was their first month of same store sales they saw a decline in nine years. everybody wa
away. we miss him. >> rest in peace. >>> let's check in with bob on that note. hey, bob. >> china. finally something from the leadership. we have been waiting for weeks, months, remember, everyone has been waiting for them to try to find where their desks are and find out where they can live and where they can stay and sit down and get used to the furniture and look around and say what are we going to do with the economy. we've been waiting no comment. we got comment from the party chief who made a speech in beijing and talked about what was going on. he used words like expanding domestic demand. used words like supporting urbanization. this is what everyone wanted to hear. those are buzz words. those are code words for stimulus. that's what the market is reacting to today. 2% move up in china in shanghai and even hong kong stocks. they moved together. this hasn't happened in a long, long time here. the bottom line is we're finally starting to hear from the leadership. they found their offices and things are starting to move and that is certainly very, very good news because now t
was senator bob corker. here is what he had to say. [video clip] >> realizing that we do not have a lot of cards when it comes to the tax issue before the end of the year. it will leave the presidency and the senate in the hands of the democrats. many people are putting forward a theory that has merit where you go against the president with a 2% increase on the top 2%. all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements. all of a sudden once you give him that tax rate, lesser that what he has been talking about, the focus shifts to entitlements and puts us in a place where we can actually do something to save this nation. i am actually beginning to believe that that is the best route for us to take. host: senator corker, saying that there are more republicans willing to do that. you heard him lay out the strategy there. lots of debate in washington about who should give and how much. we are asking you to weigh in on that conversation and tell us what you are willing to sacrifice. this comes from a piece from a few days ago, from "national journal magazine." it is about americans not wil
're really talking about giving you right to work for less money. rick: joining us is bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." is the president right? is this more to do with politics than in anything else? >> i'll tell you, rick, these union battles, they're rarely tepid. they are very intense. there will be obviously future battles. the unions, this is a big blow to them. look at wisconsin. you look now at michigan with this law going to pass. wisconsin with scott walker, collective bargaining battle unions lost. they got their guy to win the presidential election. but this is a blow to organized labor. i think these protests are just a message to other states. listen, if you try to do this, we're coming after you. rick: here's the quote though. does this have more to do with the role unions play in the workplace or more the role unions place in electing democratic politicians? >> the unions say, listen, this is a direct assault on them and it will lower wages and also lessen working conditions. industry leaders push back. partisan as you get. on energy issues, even immigration you hav
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famous people born on 12/12 i would imagine. melissa: frank sinatra is davis, and bob barker, he is super famous. >> is he still alive.
, bob. we should let our viewers know, they might recognize you, you were on "fox & friends" three times in the past couple of years. >> three times. >> alisyn: when you were talking about work to help vets you didn't share were you in the middle of a crisis. take us back to three years ago, were you in china and your wife called. christy called and said there had been an accident and first didn't think it would be that bad and word came in that it was very serious. and we arranged a series of conference calls with the doctors and at one point, the doctor said to me, i asked her, how, what she thought was going to happen she couldn't tell, she couldn't guarantee he would live another 15 minutes. at that point i asked both of my brothers to find a catholic priest to give bobby the last rites. >> alisyn: bobby, do you remember the accident? >> no, i don't. no recollection at all. >> alisyn: what's the first thing that you remember afterwards? >> first thing i remember afterwards was waking up in the hospital. >> alisyn: and of course, shocked that you knew that your life was forever change
? >> it was exactly, bob costas said. i think he actually said on this network, that guns always make situations more dangerous and saying things like that is just factually incorrect. and there are 30,000 people possibly every year killed with a firearm and exactly like you said, mike, 2 1/2 million times a year, people use the the guns to prevent crime. so the reason is that firearms deterrent and we've seen the lowest crime rate in the country now, and gun ownership at the highest rate. 47% of american households report to have a gun and admit it and let the polesters know: accidental firearm mistakes are at their lowest in the history of this country. bob costas and the anti-gun people are spouting off incorrect things and you know-- >> and i've heard quite a few people say after his remarks, if belcher's girlfriend had a gun maybe she wouldn't be dead. good to see you. >> thanks, mike, thank you. >> mike: after the break here, then, 90-year-old statue has been hailed as a priceless piece of public art and now it may be moved because feminist groups say it may be offensive. that guy is standing
in the party and certainly from the right. >> reporter: no doubt about it. bob corker from tennessee was on "fox news sunday" yesterday. he gave fo voice to something you're hearing from an increasing number of republicans right now which is maybe they should give in on raising taxes on the rich in order to fight it out and try to get more leverage in terms of spending cuts. take a listen. >> once you give him the rate on the top 2%, it's actually a much lesser tax increase than what's he's been talking about. the focus then shifts to entitlements. >> reporter: now, the key, though, as we've all been talking about this end of the year deadline, december 31st, but in fact, when you talk to leaders in both parties, they realize the real deadline is probably the end of this week in terms of at least getting a framework of a deal so that then both the house expht senat and e can work on the details and pass this thing. they've got to get moving now, this week, if they're going to get this done by the end of the year. >> shepard: ed, thank you. the president commented today on the battle
on the night i interviewed bob costas on monday, about gun control. he is the center of a controversy in his gun comments. he was articulate why this country needs more gun control. when you heard about this latest shooting, as you must do with all shootings that make the headlines, you heart must sink and it must take you back to the nightmare you went through. >> yes. absolutely. not only myself, but my husband and the other 11 families that lost a loved one in aurora. we were all, you know, texting back and forth last night. all of us were shaking. and some of us were crying. and we understand the pain that those families are going through that lost loved ones. and those that were traumatized by the event. it's a horrible state of affairs that we're in in america right now. and it really needs to be addressed. when we have leaders like lindsey graham that was on your show the other night, that said we're not going to do anything about it because we believe in the second amendment, it makes you even more curious as to where this country is heading because i, too, believe in the second amen
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him to in michigan, senator inouye made his two lifelong friends, one senator bob dole, who as we know, became majority leader here in the senate and the republican nominee for president of the united states. and his other lifetime friend is the late senator phil hart, who was known as the conscience of the senate and the hart building, the massive senate office building, is named after him. asked by his son why after being classified as an enemy alien he and the members of the 442nd fought so heroically, senator inouye said in his usual, calm man, for the children. and for the children there could be no finer role model than senator dan inouye. he was a recipient of the medal of honor, a congressional gold medal, the highest honor can bestow. he served the distinguished service cross, a bronze star for valor and, of course, a purple heart. dan inouye showed the same dedication in congress he displayed on if battlefield. i want to take just a little bit here, mr. president, and talk about a meeting that i had, i mentioned it very previously last night but it was ten days ago. i knew se
ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> it was a crime that made headlines across the country in 199, it was all the rage in new york city, the 28-year-old white wall street investment banker jogging through central park when she was brutally assaulted, rained, left for dead. she was in a coma. five black and latino teenagers were arrested and convicted, they became known as the central park five. they spent between 6 and 13 years in prison, until a
to avoid the sequestration. >> bob samuelson, "washington post". i think the proposals are to reduce the marine corps by 20,000, and the army by 80,000 from their peaks, and there's much speculation thamuch speculr cuts in the pentagon budget would reduce the additional cuts in both the army and the marines. if the marines was put in a position where it had to occupy and protected the oil field of the persian gulf for an extended period of time say five or six years are those forces adequate to do the job? >> one of the reasons at least i was able to get through as chairman is to try not to speculate much on hypothet speculate much on hypothetical. the reductions in both the army and the marine corps have been in the budget now, and i think they are in the 13 budget, so basically they have been on the hill, the beginning of them they have been on the hill for the better part of a year and they are reductions both of chiefs of those to services and the chairman also. clearly, and i did as well when i was the chairman over year ago, there was a need to come down. there was an expectati
the same thing from bob king from the united auto workers yesterday, giving same lack of specifics. only broad concepts they're looking to challenge right to work laws in court. they will go after the speed which the laws moved through the legislature. democrats and union political machines will go after republicans in elections in 2014. they are looking to change the majority that the gop holds in both the senate and the house here in michigan. and they're looking to prove that theory. once you go after organized labor that is like kicking hornet's nest. we see the democratic leadership in meets, not telling what is going on in the meetings, only promising this is not the end of this fight, jenna. jenna: hornet's nest indeed. mike tobin covering the breaking details over the last several days for us. meantime congressman levin will join us later on this hour. he is a democrat from michigan. he has been the at forefront of labor issues in that state since the 1960s. he is obviously against what happened in the state government. we'll talk to him a little bit what is next and what does it
there is duplication. there are clearly areas where we can provide greater efficiencies. we were able, bob gates before me begin that effort. we have added about $60 billion on top of that in terms of further efficiencies. we will continue to review where greater efficiencies can be achieved. i ask that question when i first became secretary. what is the role of the service secretary visa be the service chief? the reality is that there is an important role for them. they are civilians. civilians are involved in providing policy in their areas. the also have to negotiate a lot of the politics. so there is an important role for them to play in terms of their particular service. having said that, there are a lot of other places where we can achieve savings in the pentagon and we will. >> at the defense department deals with downsizing services, have you considered cuts to the number of flight in general officers? >> i think that is part and parcel. as you do force reduction, we will be reducing the structure and i think as that happens, they have to review not just the reductions in our troops but also th
>> gretchen: tomorrow, bob massi will help you with your real estate concerns, michelle malkin and that fellow georgia line. >> brian: if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio now. kilmeade and friends is set to take off. >> steve: if you would like more information about anything you saw on today's show, go to our web site, chances are, it will be there. see you tomorrow. bill: we start now with a fox news alert. where a deadly shooting rampage at a mall packed with holiday shoppers. what you're watching there is new cell phone video showing eerie reaction led out of stores with hand in the air after a man wearing a white mask opened fire. there is no motive we know. this is place filled with christmas cheer is now a crime scene. goods morning. well come to the breaking news coverage on "america's newsroom." i'm bill hemmer. nice to see you, martha. terrible story. martha: terrible images. watching people walking out with hands over their heads. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. here's the story. the shooter killed two people before killing himself. anothe
looks like bob beckel's house. he actually lives in. and you will see it get festive in christmas spirit on our "fox & friends" christmas special. >> brian: how do you know these things? >> steve: 'cause we taped it last week. >> brian: that's right. i was there. >> gretchen: did he release how much he spends, what his bill is. wait until you find out. i think it's 8:00 p.m. eastern time on christmas eve and runs throughout christmas day. let's talk about fema. remember when they promised they would come right away and help all of the victims from super storm sandy? there was a lot of miscommunication, a lot of people still have not received the help. and oh, by the way, there seems to be a couple of trailers from fema that are sitting around, but they're not helping anybody. so what happened? remember when the message was there wasn't going to be any red tape, everyone was going to get everything they needed as soon as possible. >> i order resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. i instructed my team not to let red tape and bureaucracy
, bob gates. >> if you wrote the story, some people would say you can't believe it, you're making this up. why is this award so important to the marine corps? >> well, the marine corps is by its nature a brotherhood. and the marines who were there believe they are alive today because of what he did. and that's indy adthat'sdivisib. they're not going to rest because of a pathologist report who did not see the body. indeed, a blue ribbon commission did look at this and say with the conflicting evidence, medal of honor was not appropriate. marines will not buy off on that, although i don't know what they can do. the larger issue is why have there been so few medals, ten, in this decade of role. 246 in vietnam. why are we so reluctant to acknowledge bravery. nobody seems to have an adequate answer to that. it's the sort of thing that makes the marines heart sick. >> tony perry, thank you. >>> the stars came out last night rocking all in the name of charity for sandy relief. we'll bring you more highlights. [ woman ] dear cat, your hair mixes with pollen and dust. i get congested. but
in that demilitarized zone protecting south korea. major general bob scales is a fox news military analyst, and as you watch what north korea is doing, how do you make sense of it, and what type of threat do you think they pose us? >> well, this is a real rubicon, jenna. i mean, the north has finally demonstrated that they have the technology to do three-stage rocketry. and what that means is they have the ability to build an icbm that could reach the western united states, guam, hawaii and, of course, alaska. what they haven't done yet is demonstrate the ability to tip it with a nuclear weapon. look, the payload in this rocket was about 100 kilograms, about 220 pounds. at their stage of nuclear developments, they would -- could miniaturize a nuclear weapon down to it, but they would need to miniaturize it down to about a ton, about 1500-2000 pounds and lift that into orbit. right now they're a long way from that, but that's not the point. jenna, it's now an engineering problem for north korea and not a scientific and technical problem, and that poses a real risk to the united states. jenna: so you sa
are dead, two are injured. let's go to a news conference right now. >> the lieutenant governor bob duffy is graciously agreed to join us and say a few words at the end of the press conference. we have major mark kosten of the new york state police. just an update on the fire scene. the fire, the fires are under control. seven houses have been totally destroyed at the scene. still an active crime scene. we have yet to get into any of the homes. we don't know if there are any additional victims in those homes. and, when that information comes to light we'll certainly give you updates on that. with regards to the homes, the red cross has asked me to put out the phone number, if you would run it for me please, 241-4472 emergency housing. any other needs. they do assistance for any mental health issue that may come in because of this tragedy. clothing, any type of aid possible. 241-4472. they haven't been table to touch bases with all the residents up at the scene at this time. an update on the two shooting victims that i put out earlier. theodore skardeno guard condition. the joe hoffstetter
than we do of linking appropriations. host: let's hear from bob in minnesota, republican caller. caller: there is a topic that nobody wants to talk about. it is the interest rate. the interest paid on our national debt. currently, most of the debt is under short term, under 1%. it is manipulated by the federal reserve and the treasury department. it is going to go from a historic -- $1.50 trillion in interest annually on the national debt. how is that going to impact the military industrial complex in the near future when that actually comes to be? guest: that clearly is a ticking time bomb for any part of the federal government. we are in a period of unusually low interest rates. when they rise, it is going to be a body blow to the national politics and the country. the jump from 1% to 7% is such a massive increase in taxes that the only thing i can think of is greece. host: what does it mean for the pentagon? guest: greece used to be one of the only three non-u.s. countries in nato that was spending 2% of gdp on national security. they are now below that because they cannot afford it.
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